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Travel Blogs from Carlinville
... two different versions of Route 66. I continued through Sherman and into the north side of the state capital Springfield. Without stopping in Springfield I took the 1930s route which leaves town using 4 miles of I-55 before becoming the frontage road to the interstate. Litchfield is the largest of the towns on the 1930s route south of Springfield and contains one of the few remaining drive-in theatres ...
... makes any sense. I felt a sense of triumph as we walked home, as though I reclaimed a bit of my identity back that morning. We’re still figuring out how to balance who we are with our lives on the show and today was an important step in doing so.
Fridman finished the door about 30 minutes after we got back and I’ll tell you what: I don’t think our door has EVER worked correctly. It opens and closes so quietly and gently now ...
... by staying out of the way so he could cuss at it under his breath and take his anger out on the pipes with his hack saw.
But his patience won out today...he completely replaced both holding tank valves and all of the piping from the tanks to where we dump. The pipe that we connect the dumping hose to is now inside the compartment instead of hanging down below, which we like a lot better. And ...
We stayed overnight in a nice city-owned campground outside of Litchfield...the manager of the campground has only been working there for a couple of months but has big plans for renovating it. He wanted to hear our story about working for a circus and living on the road. Since it's pretty done with camping season at this point, we were the only ones in the entire campground (though many RVs were there for winter storage already and weekenders). We were right ...
(^ A quote from a kid in one of the daycares...we're still not sure what it means.)
Let it be known that fire department folks are some of the absolute nicest, helpful, and most genuine people you can ever hope to cross paths with. It’s been proven time and time again that when we look ahead at our schedule and see that a fire department is sponsoring the circus, we smile and know that our day with them will be great.
And today was no ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility